Date   : 01/11/2010    Duedate: 01/23/2010


DM-46    TURN-570

This Weeks Top Honors


(46-2972) [13-7-6,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SERPENT'S HOLD (178)           
(46-2972) [13-7-6,116]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BETTY                          BINGO LITTLE
(46-4149) [12-13-0,69]         (46-4148) [13-13-1,96]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
2. SERPENT'S HOLD (178)        26      FANDILS (75)
3. DEATHTONGUE (89)            15      Unchartered Team
4. WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)     0
5. FANDILS (75)               -11      PSYCHOTIC ENDEAVOR (203)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             %1031 728 37 58.6   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             10  5 0
 2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1230 908 58 57.5   2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)          8  7 0
 3/ 3 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)     313 264 28 54.2   3/ 3 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)      6  5 0
 4- 4 WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)  38  42  1 47.5   4/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   6  9 1
 5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  549 862 17 38.9   5- 5 WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)  3  2 1

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #42 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon had almost all his attention on the spell he was using.  A little on the
bear-golem itself, too, but spells had to be watched closely or they ran away from
you and did things you didn't expect.  And he didn't have to worry about secondary
attacks, not with someone like Fandil to watch his back.  That was just amazing--
Fandil, who had a high reputation among the experienced magicians of the Andorian
League, was watching HIS back!  If he survived, he'd have something really impressive
to tell his friends.  But that was for later; for now, he had to hold his ball of
lightning steady as it flew into the arms of the bear-golem.  It was getting a little
loose, trying to unravel.  He remembered his instructor warning him about that:
warning him that lightning didn't really want to form a ball, so he was going to have
to hold it together with his own will.  He could do that... if his attention didn't
stray.  He tightened it up and resisted the temptation to push it a little faster.
"Speed is the enemy of coherence in a lightning spell," his instructor had said.
Move it too fast and it would come apart.
                         *****   ***   *****   ***   *****
     Fandil watched the youngster for a moment and then nodded.  Elosjon lacked
experience, but his instincts and training were good.  If he survived this
expedition, he would be a fine magician, someday.  One to be reckoned with.  And for
the matter in hand, he was doing very well.  The boy could be left to it while he
himself did other things.
     Such as watched for other guards.  True, he had said this bear-golem had been
made almost casually to frighten away ordinary people.  He believed that.  But he
also believed that there would be at least one genuine, dangerous watchdog.  Maybe a
real demon, maybe a more carefully-made golem--
     A sudden scent of sulfur-and-something announced the arrival of the real guard.
Fandil scanned the hillside quickly and saw it condense out of a drift of mist or
smoke.  A true demon--it had the classic markers: red skin, hooves, horns, tail,
wings, nasty disposition.  Not an impressive demon, probably one of the lowest rank.
But still, a demon, and even the least of them required careful handling.
     Try simple things first.  He had dealt with true demons before and knew the
drill.  First a spell of banishment, with a little extra magical muscle behind it.
It... twitched.  Twitched?  Fandil's mustache bristled.  The demon should have
vanished in a cloud of saffron smoke!
     He took a deep breath and coughed a little at the sulfur fumes.  Not just as
simple as it looked, then.  Well, he could STILL handle it.  Fandil narrowed his eyes
and traced out the patterns, the ripples, in the Arcanum that had resulted from the
encounter between demon and spell.  Odd.  A flat in the key of aleph, a kink in
gimel, and... a medusa-knot in the tertiary subtext?  That should not be possible.
Medusa-knots were totally incompatible with the key of aleph.  No one but a Chaos-
mage would even attempt--
     Fandil's mind stumbled.  A Chaos-mage.  He had been worried about one earlier,
but he'd let that concern lapse.  Big mistake.  Maybe very big mistake, if this semi-
demon was alert and skillful enough to grasp him through center of the medusa-knot.
No time to try to close it now, even if he could.  The important thing was to get OUT
of the key of aleph before--  No.  He brought his unruly thoughts under control.
Don't even think about what could be done against him, because a truly skilled
opponent could pluck that right out of his mind.  More than one mage had defeated
himself that way.
     Key of epsilon, that's what he wanted.  Seven right-hand sharps and a tremolo.
Twist of lemon if there's time... yes!  There came the counter through the medusa-
knot:  the three-legged asp.  It rammed into the epsilon shield, was shredded,
twisted, and sent back.  Strong, though.  Even stopping it depleted his energies.
     The demon's form shifted, flowing through a truly disgusting ape into something
unearthly but compellingly female.  Fandil took refuge in humor, which no demon
understood:  What would his sister Fern call this?  A Calamitous Calla?  The shape
wobbled and fell in on itself.


     "Okay," Lenpro said, "not better a bad ruler than none.  How do you propose to
make sure we get a good ruler, though?  Or even tell if someone will make a good
ruler or not?"
     "Emperor Alonj of Fratsfa--"
     "Will not be acceptable to most people, because they believe he's either crazy
or a half-wit."
     "He is NOT crazy or a half-wit," Fern answered.  "And he has one thing that
others don't: legitimacy.  It would be legitimate for Alonj to govern the whole
     "But he doesn't want to," Sizzling Sunflower protested.  "We've all heard that."
     "And sometimes we have to do things we don't want to," her teammate Outcast
Orchid said.  "We've all heard that, too.  If Emperor Alonj can hold off whatever
this Korneth is trying to do until Andoria finds its feet, well, I figure he's got a
     Sunflower ignored that.  Pointedly.  "And if Emperor Alonj doesn't want to do
something, his wife will back him up," she went on.
     "Unless she sees it as his duty," Orchid said.  "Very strong on duty, Empress

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 636): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 636): HELENA of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 621): JILLIAN NORMAN of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 625): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 621): AIKIDO of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 620): DEATH RATTLE of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 618): SPUD of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 582): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 578): THE WAIT of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 569): SIS of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 265): NOT SO HOT of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 468): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 521): SHERRI of SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 636): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 636): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 621): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 625): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 621): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 620): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 618): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 582): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 578): THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 265): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 468): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 521): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 636): HELENA of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
              (turn 635): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): SHORT ORDER JOE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 618): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CALHOUN DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     First let me tell you all how pleased, and how lucky, I am to be here as
Duelmaster of Ardivent, Arena Of The Red Sands.  This makes my third crown, having
luckily beaten Binkly twice for the title before, but also having appropriately lost
to Tania Park.  The scenario of events, which Fandil The Wise did strategically
prepare for, was that Lily Catherine would challenge Binkly and even if she lost,
(which she did) I had a chance to take the crown on points, as long as I won.  I must
say that I am not particular how it happened; I shall just savor it.  As the guys,
especially Uncle Bob, in the family say "I'll take it any way I can get it."  They,
of course, are thinking a little differently than I am!  (giggle)
     What's next for me?  Well, I have the wins (14) and I have the political points
(23), so I am hoping to hang on, and stay alive through two more battles and graduate
to retirement.  Therefore my appeal to Khisanth and his Serpents and Jorja and her
warriors is "DON'T KILL ME!"  Will they listen?
     Of our team only Earl is going to Tempe to participate in The Face.  We all wish
him well.  And may all of you participating in The Face bring home some glory and
honor to The Arena Of The Red Sands.
     Hoping to see you from the throne next time, I close with ....
                          Health.  Humility.  Honor.
                                                      Sis, DMIII

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ARDIVENT a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, BINGO LITTLE fought 
BROTHER JEROME and gained 28 points and contributed to BLUVALLEY WARRIORS' 3-2-0.  
BROTHER JEROME has lost to BINGO LITTLE, falling 18 points, while helping make 
FANDILS a 3-2-0 turn.  We should ask SHADOW BLADE about the thrill of victory, and 
what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  By the 
way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The 
Victory Tavern?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  DEATHTONGUE has cause to stand tall, as they were ARDIVENT's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess who 
avoided DEATHTONGUE stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was FANDILS.  Anyone 
surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that SHADOW BLADE from SERPENT'S HOLD was 
ARDIVENT's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in ARDIVENT, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ARDIVENT again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOW BLADE 2972            13   7  6   116       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LILY CATHERINE 4154          16   4  3   103       FANDILS (75)
 MUNGO BURKE 4097             16  27  0    99       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-BONE MILL 3977               12   5  0    97       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
 BINGO LITTLE 4148            13  13  1    96       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 UNCLE BOB 4143               10  14  1    96       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIS 4153                     14   5  0    92       FANDILS (75)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNORKY 4134                  17  15  1    90       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 TANIA PARK 4117              22  17  0    83       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BROTHER JEROME 4152          16   4  0    76       FANDILS (75)
 SABRE 3026                    7   2  0    76       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 BETTY 4149                   12  13  0    69       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RATLER 3055                   8   2  1    60       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
-FEAR VECTOR 3978              7   9  0    59       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESPAIR 4171                  5   0  0    51       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
-UP FROM THE SEA 3979          6   9  0    44       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRAN BRAN 4157                8   8  0    32       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-RAGNAR 3063                   6   4  0    32       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 CELIA RANDELL 4170            5   3  2    28       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-BORN OF THE DARK 4004         5   5  0    27       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
-SHANTQUITMINIFE 4041          3   0  1    26       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 TESS TURBO 4169               3   5  0    17       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 EARL 4174                     3   0  0    15       FANDILS (75)
 OLIVER 4175                   1   0  0    15       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 KATERINA COLLIN 4172          1   4  0     7       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Technogeek -- The Arena Of The Red Sands will not be the same without Binkly.  May he
do well in The Big Time. -- Fandil The Wise
P.S.  Great, great numbers and faves on Binkly!  Talleyho!

Katerina Collin -- I hope you are enjoying the time with me as much as I am the time
with you. -- Earl
P.S.  Fandil The Wise said to thank you for the manager compliment.

Tania -- Well, we set our own personal record for length of time doing penance
rolling in the sands.  Does that mean we now are both clean? -- Brother Jerome

Bingo Little -- I think it is really "Bingo Lots" since I have had four bingos.
(wink) -- Sis

Shadow Blade -- You showed me that you are my better and made me say "uncle."  Well
fought. -- Uncle Bob

Binkly -- I gave it my all.  You fought the best.  Salute. -- Lily Catherine

Khisanth -- 3-0?  Oh, my.  I see "wish to avoid" sheets filling up fast. -- WOF
P.S.  The "thud" is apparently over!

Lily -- Oh, I must say, that was exciting!  I really must try to do that a while
more. -- Binkly

Sabre -- Oooooo, stingy ow ow ow. -- Snorky

Mungo -- You're a bad bad man.... and I like it. -- Betty

Celia -- Fortune was on my side that time. -- Fran

Despair -- and regret... -- Tess

Sis -- Egad!  That I should be in a title fight--no!  You take it, old crumpet, I can
tell you're the managing type.  You'll know what to do. -- Bingo Little

Brother Jerome -- Next time I'll bring a sack lunch and a book.  Or maybe a sleeping
bag. -- Tania Park

Betty -- I do like a dark and mysterious woman. -- Mungo Burke

Fran Bran -- I want that recipe. -- Celia Randell

Earl -- I don't know what my manager loses sleep over, the furnace, I think--
wondering if it's going to come on again every time it shuts off.  But not ME.  Like
she cares! -- Katerina Collin

Lily Catherine -- Still, that was no reason for you to unwrap me in public! -- Mungo

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SABRE was devastated by MUNGO BURKE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SNORKY vanquished TANIA PARK in a 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
TESS TURBO was subdued by CELIA RANDELL in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SIS was vanquished by SHADOW BLADE in a popular 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
BROTHER JEROME was savagely defeated by BINGO LITTLE in a 3 minute master's match.
LILY CATHERINE overpowered VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
UNCLE BOB devastated BETTY in a action packed 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
FRAN BRAN was vanquished by DESPAIR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
EARL defeated KATERINA COLLIN in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
OLIVER overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -   8 -  3      74  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  17 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  19 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  16 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 570 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SHADOW BLADE 2972          13   7  6  116 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
SLASHING ATTACK  LILY CATHERINE 4154        16   4  3  103 FANDILS (75)
WALL OF STEEL    SNORKY 4134                17  15  1   90 DEATHTONGUE (89)
TOTAL PARRY      TANIA PARK 4117            22  17  0   83 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BETTY 4149.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BINGO LITTLE 4148.  The ten other most popular fighters were UNCLE BOB 4143, SNORKY 

The least popular fighter this week was FRAN BRAN 4157.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BETTY 4149, TANIA PARK 4117, SABRE 3026, EARL 4174, SIS 4153, MUNGO 
COLLIN 4172.